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Sticky Thread Sticky: What is My Body Fat Percentage? - Post Your Estimate Request Pictures Here - Vol III

This is the one and only place in this forum to post body fat estimate requests. Previous threads:Vol I,Vol II Calipers, Dexa, hydro-static weighting, all have error rates, and this thread is no different. If you think you are 13% BF and others think you are 15%, consider thanking them...

EjnarKolinkar‎, 03-03-2017 10:02 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: DON'T LOOK PAST the BASICS

From what I've been reading in this forum for the past several years---and it's getting worse, not better---most posters here are, for some reason, missing the basics of fat loss, and instead, are looking for some magic bullet, or worse, putting their faith in some TV or youtube guru, or some...

ironwill2008‎, 01-05-2015 09:31 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Attention: Under 18s

The moderators here have a policy that we do not advise anyone under the age of 18 to restrict their calorie intake. So please do not ask for such advice here. This is because there is the possibility that you could stunt your growth or develop an unhealthy relationship with food. If you have...

SuffolkPunch‎, 11-20-2018 02:16 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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September to Christmas Fat loss thread

Here we go again, same as always... Come and go as you please, everyone is welcome. No pressure No sign up fee 😂 Hold yourself accountable with others that are in the same boat. Friday 17th September is the first date and we go to Christmas Eve. Set yourself a target and smash it

Beavertown‎, 09-10-2021 03:07 AM
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Talking New Year Fat Loss thread

New Year Fat Loss thread hats off to our fearless leader @Beavertown for his leadership up till now!!! go rep the man for puttin' in the work, please?!? do what you like here - check in on Fridays - use this time to get your goals on point. first weigh in will be last day of the year -...

mtnmama‎, 12-17-2021 06:40 AM
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Less than 1500 calories?

Hello everyone, I'm trying to lose weight and I was wondering, is it bad to eat under 1500 calories? I'm male, 5'5 and 220 lbs. I've read a few threads but there were many opinions, I wanted to get some extra input from you guys. From what I read, it's best to eat at least 1500 calories...

Euthimios‎, 01-10-2022 09:36 AM
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Your Best Fat Loss Tip?

Let's make this a thread about the best advice to cut. I just came across some advice that was new to me. We all know smaller plates lead to smaller portions and less kcal, and eating more slowly increases makes you more sated. But what was new to me is putting away the cell phone, turning off...

klbbr‎, 06-23-2021 07:03 AM
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How much muscle will I lose going from 20% to 10% BF?

I've been slowly cutting and based on the calculators I've used, I'm somewhere between 19 and 21 percent body fat. I've recently bought some size 32 pants and it feels good to be back at this size after over 10 years of buying 36+. My goal is to cut to 10ish percent and maintain. I want to get my...

thetruth1985‎, 01-07-2022 05:33 PM
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What do you guys do for motivation?

What are some things you guys do for motivation on a cut? I'm struggling a lot to diet, due to food keeping me sane these days with this endless covid restriction stuff in Canada, and strong depression from a concussion in 2019. I constantly whip out the selfie cam and look at my ****...

2RDEYE‎, 12-26-2021 09:46 PM
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Am I doing this wrong?

Sup. I've never tried building muscle before so I don't know if I'm doing this right. I'm 6'0 and in January I was 150, but I don't currently own a scale. Three days a week I'll do sets of 15 push ups until I'm above 100, and three other days I'll do sets of 15 squats with a dumbbell until I'm...

xwac2021‎, 12-30-2021 12:56 PM
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Recomp or bulk n cut? Big not ripped, Without roids

Hi, Been browsing this forum for a couple of years now. I am 5'7" and have reduced my weight from 210 to about 175 lbs through diet and exercise. YMCA fat calculator suggests I am now 23% body fat. I am keen to look big and fit with my clothes on without roids. I am not expecting miracles...

Moonwhite‎, 07-13-2020 02:13 PM
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Losing too much lean mass

TL;DR: From BuiltLean pictures, I estimated my BF at 33%, so I did a 1000 calorie deficit. Once I was below 30%, I reduced to 900. Now being closer to 20% I have changed it to 700 calories. I was losing about 1.5lb/week, however my lean mass went from 137.3 in August to 133.6 as of last week...

darkjfman‎, 01-12-2022 06:29 AM
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Feel horrendous after Christmas Day.

Been dieting for the past 4 months and had lost close to 18kg. Got down to 98.1kg before yesterday. Had Xmas dinner a plate full no bigger than anyone else and had nothing else the rest of the day as I felt over full, was sick a few times in the afternoon and through the night, indigestion...

Farmingstock‎, 12-26-2021 05:13 AM
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How far to drop overall calories in a defecit

I started my fat loss programme in Oct 2021 cutting out booze and tracking my calories. I train on a split programme 4 days a week and walk for 30 mins every day. I am 46 year old 183lb and 22% BF. I calculated my macros at maint at 2600. To begin my cut I dropped to 2100 and monitored for 6...

meddy76‎, 01-08-2022 01:53 AM
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217 to 179, how much more?! Pics Attached.

I was stuck at 184 a couple weeks back, and thanks to the forum I’m back on track and have lost another 4-5lbs. I was originally asking about starting to bulk because I’ve been at this for what feels like forever, but I was told I have a ways to go. My smart scale (I know, I know) said I was...

coyoteugly50‎, 12-30-2021 10:01 PM
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Do you put value in jeans size?

Title boys. I'm 6 feet and I won't let myself go above 32x32. When they are tight that's my cue to cut back and up my workout intensity. Do you guys do the same or do you think it's a bad metric?

xwac2021‎, 01-17-2022 09:41 AM
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Skinny-fat need advice

I was about 21 in 2009 and started training for the first time in my life. I started out with calisthenics and then fell into the abyss of ****arounditis. Since then I've done kettlebell programs, barbell programs (power to the people) and made decent strength gains. My physique never changed much....

zaza88‎, 01-08-2022 03:36 PM
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Losing fat without losing muscle

Hi all, I started weights about 6 months ago. However, slowly started to be a little undisciplined in my diet and started eating foods that I would eat prior to lifting weights. As a result have gained some fat. How can I lose this fat without losing my gains or losing minimal gains?

bbuk2018‎, 12-21-2021 06:16 AM
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When should I start my cut to lose 10lbs for the summer?

My goal is to lose 10lbs and break 210 for the summer. Currently im around 217. Should I do like a 100 calorie deficit and kind of recomp until the summer now, or wait until mid march and cut then at around a 400 calorie deficit? Trying to lose as little fat as possible. Im 6'3 19yrs old, pretty...

userFFKRS7AJRFX‎, 01-13-2022 06:47 PM
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Losing Fat, Gaining Muscle

Hey people! I'm ready to make a move and begin working out again. Last time I checked my body fat, it was 34% and that's not okay. What can I do to lose the fat and start building muscle while working on achieving a hourglass shape? Thanks in advance!

LadiiFlashh‎, 12-03-2021 08:39 AM
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When to end cut

Hi Everyone, Looking for some advice. I have been cutting for the last 14 weeks and have went from 175lb to 162lb. I’m 6’0. I want to go on a lean bulk for basically as long as I can until I get too fat and need to cut. My question is am I lean enough to end my cut and start bulking yet? I don’t...

JS1888‎, 01-10-2022 08:21 AM
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Bloating Has Wreaked Havoc On Me

I want to tell you about something that has undermined my ability to look lean my whole life. I had the misfortune of being born with a health disorder that causes my face and body to bloat intermittently throughout the day. This means that I can appear very lean and attractive one moment, but...

Joer1212‎, 01-09-2022 02:52 PM
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12 sets of 100 jump ropes vs 6 sets of 200 jump ropes, which is better?

12 sets of 100 jump ropes vs 6 sets of 200 jump ropes, which is better? I used to do 10 sets of 8 weighted sit ups and 12 sets of 100 jump ropes. Now I do 10 sets of 9 weighted sit ups (i do sit ups faster with this weight 22lbs now, so it takes the same time) and 6 sets of 200 jump ropes. Extra...

bearondiet‎, 01-08-2022 10:21 AM
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Since skinnyfat days. Some questions.

Hi, everybody. My height is 6 feet, weight is now 145.5 pounds. I lost weight from 205 pounds for 7 months, but i still look fat without t-shirt. I'm so skinny in t-shirt, that people think i'm sick :D . I just want to lose all my fat from breast and hips, and now i dont know what i sholud to do,...

Debugger26‎, 12-22-2021 07:54 AM
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Problems with sleep

Over the last few years I’ve had trouble losing weight, because every time I go on a calorie deficit I can never sleep well. It’s always very light sleep and it either takes me a long time to fall asleep or I wake up around 3 and can’t go back to sleep for hours. It’s never sustainable more...

fballer12‎, 12-24-2021 08:16 PM
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Postpartum

I am currently 5 months postpartum and am down to 165 lbs, from the 191 lbs on the day of delivery. I am pumping/BF, 6 ft tall and exercise 5-6 days a week. I lift weights, run and do Pilates. My weight has stayed at 164-167 for the past 2.5 months. I’m getting frustrated. Any ideas? I am trying to...

userYVWGOSLKZHW‎, 01-08-2022 05:11 AM
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Fat loss

Hey just a quick post, So my maintenance is 3300cal , Im currently at about 2700 in a deficit, its been 2 months and I haven't even really lost more than a pound or two give or take, Do I need to drop it even further? Im also on a push/pull/leg split, 5 days a week with cardio twice a week,...

Kaven91‎, 12-08-2021 10:03 AM
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Great Fatloss Progress...then injury. Anybody have shoulder pain experience?

Hey guys - I was on a weight loss diet and lost a good 10 lbs, while maintaining as much muscle as I could. Unfortunately, during one of my bench press days, while going down to my chest I heard a few "wet" clicks in my right shoulder. I couldn't move my right arm for a good week after that....

lbntuk‎, 01-04-2022 02:31 PM
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